Page’s Kitchen...the Swamp Sessions: James McMurtry and Danny Gatton (Episode 17)
On this show we’re serving up a double entrée in the Kitchen since both these artists ran a little short on filling a full hour. We’ll close with guitar slinger Danny Gatton, but first up is a thoughtful songcrafter usually thought of as a Texan…he was born in Ft. Worth but he spent many early years in Leesburg and attended University of Richmond where his mom taught. The son of Lonesome Dove author Larry McMurtry, James has inherited that gift of painting rich pictures with words and his guitar helps deliver them to great effect. JAMinc is pleased to present Page’s Kitchen…the Swamp Sessions with James McMurtry.
For your listening pleasure and historical perspective, JAMinc is proud to present the full 35-program season of Page’s Kitchen…the Swamp Sessions as previously aired on VPM Music and The Breeze. These Americana allstars appeared on the late Page Wilson’s Out O’ The Blue Radio Revue some three decades ago. They were all live, one-take recordings made in various Richmond studios at the time and stand as a fitting tribute to those artists and to Page for having the taste, drive and gumption to lure them into his make-believe lair, deep in the Chickahominy Swamp. We’re deeply grateful to Jude Schlotzhauer and Virginia Blue Wilson for entrusting us with these priceless master tapes and to Guy Spiller and Charlie Reilly for carefully converting them from analog to digital. Sincere thanks to our loyal sponsors: Digital Video Group, the Scott Street Family and the members of VPM.